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Progressive Alliance at GE2017

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On 27 Apr 2017 at 11:31am reneebird wrote:
Sussex Progressives held a meeting in Brighton the other night to coordinate a tactical voting campaign in Lewes, Eastbourne and the three Brighton constituencies with the aim of returning 2 Libdem, 2 Labour and 1 Green MP in the region.
In 2015, the votes in Lewes were:
Conservative - 19,206
Liberal Democrat - 18,123
UKIP - 5,427
Labour - 5,000
Green - 2,784
Majority - 1,083
There's a very real possibility that UKIP won't contest Lewes - they don't need to, because Maria Caulfield is so far to the right that she's a UKIPper in all but name. If the 5427 UKIP voters support Caulfield, then we'll need ALL the votes that went to the progressive parties to swing behind Kelly-Marie Blundell, the Libdem candidate to oust her.
The Libdems aren't fielding a candidate in Brighton Pavilion to give Caroline Lucas a greater chance of success. Perhaps Green voters in Lewes could return the favour by voting for the Libdems in Lewes? And to Labour supporters, I urge you to consider lending your support in Kemp Town where there's a very real chance of kicking out Simon Kirby, or Hove where you have an incumbent who will need your support, but to vote Libdem in Lewes.
If we work together, if we vote tactically, we can kick the Tories out.
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On 27 Apr 2017 at 12:30pm Just me wrote:
People voting tactically is what causes these issues. I would rather the government was voted in by a majority and voters vote for who they want than a party winning due to tactful voting
"I'm voting for Labour as I don't want Tories but I want to actually vote LibDems"
really annoys me. Vote Labour, Tories, Libdem or Green because that is who YOU WANT to vote for
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On 27 Apr 2017 at 1:26pm Frak wrote:
Unfortunately Deja Vu, because of our ridiculous fptp system we can't vote for who we want as it would make no difference.
I would much rather a lid dem, green or labour MP than a tory, so will vote for the one most likely to beat them.

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On 27 Apr 2017 at 2:07pm Leftwinger. wrote:
I will vote for whoever has the best chances of booting out Caulfield and her uber deranged ,vicious,right wing cabal.
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On 27 Apr 2017 at 2:11pm Local wrote:
Bored, I thought this was a Forum, not a canvassing blog.
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On 27 Apr 2017 at 2:26pm Deja Vu wrote:
As Frak says, with FPTP a vote for who you want is often a wasted vote (unless you want LD or Con).
This is a 2 horse race, pick who you want the most out of those 2 and vote for one of them, anyone else is a wasted vote.
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On 27 Apr 2017 at 2:30pm Frak wrote:
Sorry meant to say 'just me' rather than Deja Vu.
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On 27 Apr 2017 at 2:47pm Don`t vote Tory. wrote:
Don`t vote Tory.Vote tactically.
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On 27 Apr 2017 at 3:44pm reneebird wrote:
The problem, Just Me, is that one party hasn't got a majority. UK wide, the Tories got 36.9% of the vote in the 2015 general election, and Maria Caulfield got 38%, which was only a 1.26% increase from their share in 2010. Voters abandoned Norman Baker for Labour and the Greens, letting MC in with less than a majority.


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